Gulf Islands National Seashore’s winter (January through February) ranger programs are as follows. All programs are free and are subject to change without notification. 

FORT BARRANCAS AREA: Open Thursdays through Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FORT BARRANCAS — BASTIONS ON THE BLUFFS: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. This 45-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

FORT PICKENS AREA: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

COASTAL ARTILLERY: Saturdays at 11 a.m.; meet at Battery Cooper. This 30-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER: Sundays at 11 a.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. This 30-minute program includes firing demonstrations when staffers are available.

FORT PICKENS — GUARDIAN OF THE GULF: Open daily at 1:30 p.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. This 45-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

OTHER AREAS:

Perdido Key Area: open daily, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Santa Rosa Day Use Area: open 8:30 a.m. to sunset. Okaloosa Day Use Area: open 8:30 a.m. to sunset. 

There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas Areas.

 

Contact the national seashore, 934-2600, for additional information.